Yesterday, 7 February,2014, Vijaya Thai Bharani; Nam Perumal gave darshanam on Garuda vahanam in the evening as part of Thai Ther utsavam Day-4. Since NamPerumal was in Veereshwaram from where He came on Garuda vahanam it was almost 8.15p.m. by the time the Purappadu reached Ranga Ranga Gopuram. The crowd was huge and the question most people asked was Where is Perumal? Our Perumal had not crossed Ranga Bhavan when we asked this question at 7.00 p.m. Calculating the approximate time of His arrival people waited everywhere in expectancy.
When the elephant was sighted everyone got ready to receive Rangaraja. The two umbrellas, the beautiful notes of the Nadhaswaram the Arulachezhal goshti followed by NamPerumal sitting on His very own vehicle Garuda looked around pouring His Divya Kataksham on all. The Garudavahanam made of gold has His head slightly tilted so when purappadu happens Periya Tiruvadi seems to be looking at us. Garudazhwar is the foremost among the Nityasuris and destroys fear of serpents and other poisonous insects . He is Veda Swarupam and praying to Garuda confers continuous bhakthi towards Sriman Narayana.
These are some of the photos taken during Garuda Sevai Purappadu..
Writeup and Photography : Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan